Thursday, 11 October 2018

Airwolf Episode Guide v0.1 Beta



The Airwolf Episode Guide

VERSION: 0.1 BETA (here)
RELEASE DATE: 1/NOV/2018
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COMPATIBILITY: Windows XP, Vista, Win7, Win 8, 8.1 and Windows 10

The "old" airwolf Cd Rom concept started out back in 2004 and had a random release in 2005. That is no longer compatible with newer versions of windows.

So i decided to work on some NEW smaller programs that cover some specific fields of airwolf history.



Known Airdates & Production Code Screen for Each Episode



Airdates, Production Codes, Cast Bio's, Trivia, Bloopers, Behind the Scenes and a host of other little features make up a great looking guide with a stack of information.

ALL SEARCHABLE OFFLINE
NO 3RD PARTY SOFTWARE OR PLUGINS NEEDED...

NO INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED...

Well.. unless you wish to use the Internet Links collection accessed on any screen by simply pressing  L





Biography Screens





Bio screens for actors, actresses, stunt men, pilots, writers.. random crew..

Real names, Actors Guild names, Births, Deaths, Home Towns, Age, Heights.. its a mission...

It's a big undertaking for a project like this & again highly time consuming (its a hobby for a show i love) Not something i'm essentially looking to cash in on.

The licensing for retail would be retarded making its cost ridiculously high.




Tv Ad Clippings



Imagine on an "Episode Screen" you could press the letter  C  and it opens up a box were you can view the tv guides clippings for the actual episode.

OR

Imagine pressing  C  on the "Episode List" to few all clippings from that specific series of episodes.

It's a project no ones taken on simply because theirs no way to make money off it.. Likewise with the merchandise guide, no money to be made off that neither...






The Movie Information Screen


I don't no the future of this project, but i have ideas, some will work, some legally wont work.. 

Imagine on an episode/series "list"  you could press  P  for promo & a screen pops up with all the promo photos from that specific series.. or press P  on an episode screen for promo photos featured from that specific episode, sadly not directly legal.

The behind the scenes aspect "is possible" but its limited to the photos available to me & the community. We have sharks, every time a crew member dies. anyone pops up with photos they disappear and so do the photos.. Seller & Buyers prerogative.. i get it.. but (me & others) have seen people offer photos freely & they've been persuaded to sell & vanish... again sadly there choice..





Well known community members sit on archives of information & photos, hell one fk'd off with a crew members photos and aint been seen since... Less brown nosing and a more open structure community can only help these fan man projects expand.

I don't really want to do episode write ups (its mundane) Don't get me wrong its a joy to write a few.. then it clearly becomes a chore (this is something a number of people could contribute, so its not a chore for them or me) But then who delegates who does what to who's offered to do it ?
OR i could just copy and paste the dry often wrong write ups off the net...

Hell.. do you no when it comes to just gathering AirDates & Production codes.... Between the aw themes, wolfs lair & wiki web sites (none of them) have matching production codes or matching air dates...

This is the mess "we all leave behind" for the show... Unless we do something our selves, something were not going to earn from.... but alas.. a few nice electronic kinda encyclopedias like this & the merch guide..... game mods, random graphics and projects... in short just google the word  "community"   

What can we accomplish  TOGETHER    ¯\(º_o)/¯ 

I do have a design coding idea on how fans can add the promo photos "they personally own" to there own copy of my software, but i would have to code around what i no about the photos (dimensions, aspect ratios) to better size the tab and navigation button design to its layout..

Season 1 "photo shoots" maybe all portrait?, Season 1 "on set photos" are portrait and landscape (on set photos & promo photos aint really the same thing. One is a photo-shoot, one is a photo-op.

As such the box (pop up tab) needs the most complimentary dimensions, also needs a date, needs a credit to who took them, maybe a location.. slide navigation buttons.. a folder for the end user to place the varied sets into set sub folders.. then code added so when pressing....  P   on some screens loads what ever the promo  / on set photos (related to that screen) from the folder related to the screen they pressed P  on. On a Season 1 episode list, pressing  P  should allow a user to load their
can't even begin to "tell it" to look in "what folders" until i have an idea of how many shoots there was...

This thing  (is probably seen as a simple episode guide) but it is more complex than it looks (if it is to cover episodes in any form of in-depth way) Its a season, by season, cast and crew, publicity and what not.. awards, nominations.. i won't call it a bible because frankly that would be pretty self righteous....

Last but not least (until i release the beta for this) here is the readme file that offers more info on features.

AIRWOLF EPISODE GUIDE v0.1 BETA README FILE


AIRWOLF EPISODE GUIDE v0.1 BETA
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MENU HAS MOUSE SUPPORT / CHOICE OF SHORTCUT KEYS.
ACCESS THE SHORTCUT KEYS LIST ON ANY SCREEN PRESSING  K

MENU HAS A COMPLEX SEARCH ENGINE POWERED BY KEY WORDS AND CODES.
ACCESS SEARCH ON ANY SCREEN PRESSING  S  OR CLICKING THE WOLF LOGO.

A LIST OF PREDEFINED SEARCH TERMS IS AVAILABLE.
ACCESS THE SEARCH TERMS LIST ON ANY SCREEN PRESSING  T

PRESSING  M  ON ANY SCREEN WILL RETURN YOU TO THE MAIN MENU.

THIS MENU WAS CREATED IN 2018 AND WAS MADE FROM THE INSPIRATION OF ADAM LETTOWS REDEMPTIONS OS SCREEN SHOTS AND THE ORIGINAL AIRWOLF INTERACTIVE CD ROM FROM WAY BACK IN 2005.


SEARCH TERMS:
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YOU CAN SEARCH THIS DATABASE FOR A NAME
(real name or character name)
THIS WILL LIST ALL THE EPISODES THAT CHARACTER or ACTOR/ACTRESS APPEARED IN
ALONG WITH THERE BIO SCREEN
(this also works for the crew & list's episodes they worked on & bio screen)
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YOU CAN ALSO SEARCH FOR THESE KEY WORDS:

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ACTOR = LIST'S JUST THE ACTORS

ACTRESS = LIST'S JUST THE ACTRESSES

STARS = LIST'S ALL ACTORS AND ACTRESSES

CREW = LIST'S ALL CREW MEMBERS

CLIPPING = LIST'S ALL AVALIBLE TV GUIDE  /   MAGAZINE CLIPPINGS
(displays all lists, episode information screens, cast & crew screens that have any clippings associated to them)

BTS = LIST'S ANY EPISODES WITH BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS

BLOOPERS = LIST'S ANY EPISODES WITH KNOWN BLOOPERS

TRIVIA = LIST'S ANY EPISODES WITH DOCUMENTED TRIVIA

1x = LIST'S JUST SEASON 1 EPISODES

2x = LIST'S JUST SEASON 2 EPISODES

3x = LIST'S JUST SEASON 3 EPISODES

4x = LIST'S JUST SEASON 4 EPISODES

WTITLE = LIST'S EPISODES WITH AN ALTERNATE WORKING TITLE
(alternate title visible on episode trivia tab)

NOMINATION = LIST'S ALL CAST,  CREW  &  EPISODES NOMINATED FOR AWARDS
(nominations information available on the episode Trivia tab & cast / crew bio screen)

AWARD = LIST'S ALL CAST,  CREW  &  EPISODES THAT WON AWARDS
(award information available on the episode Trivia tab & cast / crew bio screen)

RTLSKIP = LIST'S THE EPISODES ORIGINALLY SKIPPED IN GERMANY DURING THE FIRST RUN

BIRTHPLACE = LIST'S ALL KNOWN PEOPLE WITH PLACE OF BIRTH ON RECORD
(as such you can search for a place to list all people from their too)

LAST SEARCH TERM IS A SAD ONE....
R.I.P = LIST'S ALL DECEASED CAST MEMBERS
(you may think that's morbid but i wasn't the one who made the list, and i felt it should be on record here)



UNDERSTANDING SEARCH RESULTS:
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IF YOU LOOKED FOR A PERSON YOU'D GET THIS SORT OF RESULT IN THE SEARCH LIST

String-Fellow Hawke - Jan-Michael Vincent (15/JUL/1944)

EASY TO UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT WORTH REMEMBERING THE "search result"
ALWAYS SHOWS THE CHARACTER NAME / ACTOR NAME / D.O.B / D.O.D
and always in that order



ALL SHORT CUT KEYS:
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K = THIS SHORTCUT KEYS LIST

T = USEFUL SEARCH TERMS / TAGS

M = RETURNS YOU TO THE MAIN MENU

S = OPENS THE SEARCH BOX
(or click on the wolf logo)

ESCAPE = RETURNS TO PERVIOUS PAGE
(on cast  /  crew bio screens)
useful if you decide to search for a cast or crew member and then
wish to return to the exact episode screen that prompted your search

UP  /  DOWN ARROWS = TO MOVE BETWEEN  LISTS
(on episode selection screens)

F1 TO F12 = SELECT A MENU ITEM
(on all screens)

LEFT  /  RIGHT ARROWS = TO DIRECTLY MOVE BETWEEN EPISODES
(on episode information screens)

LEFT ARROW  &  ESCAPE = BACK
(on lists screens)

C = OPENS TV GUIDE / MAG CLIPPING TAB
(on episode list, episode information, cast & crew bio screens)
C on Ep List screens will show clippings from that lists season
C on Ep Information screen will show clippings from just that episode

A = OPENS THE AWARDS INFORMATION TAB
(from emmy nominations / wins and stuntman awards)

L= OPENS A USEFUL WEB LINK'S TAB

U = OPENS THE UPDATE INFO TAB

E = CLOSES / EXITS THE APP

H = OPENS HELP / ABOUT SCREEN
(pressing C on the about screen shows credits for contributions)

I = INFORMATION TAB ON WHO STYLED WHAT
(available on most screens, for menu design credit reasons)



ADDITIONAL NOTES:
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NOTHING ELSE REALLY.. ITS A WORK IN PROGRESS..
SEE THE CREDITS FOR ANYTHING ELSE THUS FAR

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